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Hi I’m Meg.  Welcome to House Plans Helper (or HPH for short).

There are lots of sites out there to help you with the interior décor of your home.  I bet you’ve spent more than an hour or two browsing through all those beautiful pictures.

But what about the bones of your home – the floor plan, the lighting design, the window placement etc?  Get these wrong and no amount of decoration can put it right.

Building, renovating or buying a home is a big deal.  You'll be investing your time, effort and hard earned money into your new home so make sure your home design is just right for you.

House Plans Helper is here to help you get your home design right.

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Go to room design

Refine your room design.

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